Who Shot Rock & Roll? That question is the title for an exhibit of rock photography that is currently showing at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA, after having started life at the Brooklyn Museum. Tomorrow (Sunday, May 9), I'll be leading a guided walking tour through the exhibit, offering insights on the way that photography allows us to trace a particular sort of visual history of rock, and how it allows us to reflect on the status of rock performers as public icons, on the one hand, and private individuals on the other (but whose privacy is something we want to peer into precisely because of their public stature). There are some great photos and great photographers on view in the exhibit. Here are four:
Bob Dylan on the streets of Liverpool, 1966, by Barry Feinstein
Fans outside Buckingham Palace fighting for a glimpse of the Beatles, 1965, by Central Press Ltd.
The Ramones at Eric's Club in Liverpool, 1977, by Ian Dickson.
Kurt Cobain at the Motor Sports International Garage, Seattle, 1990, by Ian Tilton.
Here's a link to info about the exhibit, and my tour tomorrow, which starts at 2 pm:
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